Equestrianism: Riders Looking to Be Saddled with Success; OLYMPICS
The British Olympic Association have confirmed the squad which they believe can challenge for equestrian medals at the Sydney Olympics.
The BOA announced the dressage and show jumping squads but will wait until Monday's British Open at Gatcombe Park to reveal which seven riders will carry British hopes.
BOA spokesman Simon Clegg said: 'Recent results suggest our teams are coming in to form and so long as they travel well on the long journey to Australia there is no reason why they shouldn't be in prime condition.'
SQUADS (Rider, horse), Dressage: Richard Davison, Askari; Emile Faurie, Tiamo Trocadero or Rascher Hopes; Carl Hester, Argentine Gullit; Kirsty Mepham, Dikkiloo.
Showjumping: Geoffrey Billington, It's Otto; Carl Edwards, Bitmore Candy; John Whitaker, Calvaro; Michael Whitaker, Ashley III or Prince of Wales.
Eventing (from): Jeanette Brakewell, Over To You; Karen Dixon, Too Smart; Pippa Funnell, Supreme Rock; Tina Gifford, The Gangster; Mary King, Star Appeal; Leslie Law, Shear H2O; Rodney Powell, Flintstone IV; Ian Stark, Jaybee or Arakai. …